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    .308 or .270

    Guys, iam up for renewal next march, i currently use a sako .243 and thinking of getting a bigger rifle for red deer what are your thoughts either .270 or a .308 of course i will be keeping the .243.

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    Your choice of course, but have you ever fired a .270? I've had two and they were both noisy things with quite a kick... Have you considered a .30-06?

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    Yes mate, fired one then fired the same one after it was screwcut and moderated and what a differance it made.

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    My day-to-day rifle of choice is a unmoderated .270, i don't find it noisy at all, as regarding the recoil, is normal and manageable . Don't be put off, as it has great advantages over a .308.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootgun View Post
    My day-to-day rifle of choice is a unmoderated .270, i don't find it noisy at all, as regarding the recoil, is normal and manageable . Don't be put off, as it has great advantages over a .308.
    Hi could you please tell us what advantage it has ,and don't say flat shooting as at normal deer stalking distance there is nothing in it.

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    My first choice would be the 270. I've used 270 for the past 20yrs, and still love it, I use 243 and 30-06.

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    I don't think there's much in it between the two. I love my .270 but I have also used a .308. The .270 does use a bit more powder than the .308 for similar results. Go with your heart - you wont be at a disadvantage with either.

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    I shoot .243 and .270 , both moderated and don't find the .270 is uncomfortable to shoot. A .270 is a flatter shooter than a .308 and packs a punch for reds.
    its been the calibration of choice for highland estates for many many years for that very reason.
    Last edited by provider; 05-10-2015 at 21:03.

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    I prefer the .270,it does pack quite a kick and is noisy,put on a moderator and it's like firing a different rifle,much nicer to shoot,loses a lot of its kick and the same for the noise.

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    Maybe split the difference and go for 7MM 08 ?
    There are no perfect men in this world ..... Only perfect intentions

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